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Weston Pass and Ruby Lake

EASY 12 reviews

Weston Pass and Ruby Lake is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and off road driving and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles
951 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

off road driving

bird watching




wild flowers

scenic driving
7 months ago

even though this is a road i would rate it moderate, just based on how rough the rocks are in the road on one side of the pass.

if you go up the leadville side its a nice and windy dirt road with great views and some neat camping spots.

however... once you approach the top and on the east section after the pass its a rocky road from hell. i was aired down to 18lbs on 33's and it was still miserable. unavoidable softball sized rocks jutting out of the road everywhere and the occasional sneaky series of potholes and washboards. just the perfect amount of bumpy to force you to go slow on what would otherwise be a 10/15 mph road.

off road driving
Monday, September 04, 2017

Easy trail and a good views

off road driving
Sunday, July 23, 2017

An amazing day, with amazing views. Dropping down into Leadville for lunch was a huge bonus.

off road driving
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Beautiful drive, especially in the fall. tons of aspens on the Fairplay side. Nothing requiring very high clearance.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Fun trip - easy enough for beginners as long as you are aware and don't mind backing up when you meet a vehicle. A bit rocky in places but overall in pretty good shape. Drove a Jeep Willys edition and never needed 4wd.

off road driving
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My Subaru Forester made it!! Take it very slow on West side!

off road driving
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Scenic road over the Mosquito Range from south of Fairplay,to the south of Leadville. Also a good place to take fall aspens.

off road driving
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A light trail that is great for beginners and light SUV's, Not as much dispersed camping as I expected but some below the pass. There are great views on both sides of the past as well as at the pass. at one point just past the pass on the west side there is a 4x4 trail that goes up to an old gold mine, this is a bit more challenging trail that requires a little more expertise and high clearance.

off road driving
Saturday, June 16, 2012

We drove this trail in a Toyota FJ. As the guidebook says, the east side did not require 4 wheel drive but the west side was a little rougher although easy by off-road standards. We really enjoyed this drive as the road follows water most of the way. There were numerous beaver damns and some great mountain views. The primitive campground toward the beginning of trail looked very nice right along the river. We would definitely drive this road again and consider camping somewhere along the way.

off road driving
6 months ago

off road driving
6 months ago

off road driving
Saturday, September 16, 2017